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The King's and Cheshire Regiment was a regiment of the British Territorial Army, with headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire.

King's and Cheshire Regiment
Active1999 – 2006
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch British Army
RoleLine Infantry
SizeOne Battalion

HistoryEdit

The regiment was formed in 1999 by the amalgamation of the 5th/8th (Volunteer) Battalion of the King's Regiment and the 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment.[1]

The regiment was composed of four companies, continuing to wear the badges of the regular regiments to which they were affiliated:[1]

  • A (King's) Company Liverpool - (Liverpool Scottish)
  • B (Cheshire) Company Warrington - (Cheshire)
  • C (King's) Company Manchester - (King's)
  • D (Cheshire) Company Crewe - (Cheshire)

The first Commanding Officer was Lt Col David Richardson MBE and the first Regimental Sergeant Major was WO1(RSM) Ian Foster, both having previously been with 5/8th (Volunteer) Battalion The King’s Regiment.

In July 2006 the King's Regiment companies were amalgamated with the Lancastrian and Cumbrian Volunteers to form the 4th Battalion (Volunteers), Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, and the Cheshire Regiment companies amalgamating with the West Midlands Regiment to form the 4th Battalion (Volunteers), Mercian Regiment.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The King's and Cheshire Regiment". Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Presentation of New Colours To The Mercian Regiment". Visions Unlimited. Retrieved 24 May 2014.